Here is a link to an article written by William Santoro, MD about and
Alzheimer's patient who was a renowned concert violinist, and continued to play
even in the nursing home. Simply amazing!
Benefits of Learning to Play the Violin
One of the habits of highly successful people has been learning to play a musical instrument as a child. The truth is, ALL CHILDREN HAVE TALENT and any child can be taught to play any kind of instrument. One of the simplest instruments for a student to learn is the violin.
1. The violin comes in exactly the students size ( with a wide range of sizes from 1/32, through 1/16, 1/8, ¼, ½, ¾, 4/4 or full size.)
2. Violin playing is fun! And when its fun, students want to practice at home.
3. For younger students the parent is empowered as the HOME TEACHER and approver of all musical efforts.
4. The awesome power of the mind is channeled and the ear for student to learn to play the violin as easily as they learned to speak! Music is the “international language”. Children that are bilingual are often adept at learning to play the violin!